Naeth Team - Land Reclamation and Restoration Ecology

Dr M Anne Naeth

Professor, Land Reclamation and Restoration Ecology
Vargo Distinguished Teaching Chair
3M National Teaching Fellow
Director, Land Reclamation International Graduate School (LRIGS)
HAI Land Reclamation Theme Lead
Associate Dean, Research and Graduate Studies

Department of Renewable Resources
University of Alberta
Edmonton, Alberta, Canada, T6G 2H1

Telephone: (780) 492-9539
Fax: (780) 492-4323

Research Program

Our research program is theoretical and applied, centered in land reclamation and restoration ecology. It focuses on plant-soil-water interrelationships, understanding and defining processes inherent in these relationships, their effects on ecosystem structure and function, their response to disturbance and their role in reclamation after disturbance. Our research takes place on lands mainly disturbed by human use; lands impacted by natural resource development such as pipelines, mines, well sites, quarries and roadways; lands used for industry, agriculture, grazing, forestry and recreation; national parks and protected areas; contaminated and abandoned lands. We research remediation, revegetation and soil reconstruction; accelerating soil-plant community development; plant species selection and establishment; impacts of non native species on native plant communities; bioengineering; native plants, their mycorrhizae and microbial communities; soil remediation, bioremediation and phytoremediation; soil amendments, particularly waste products such as compost, manure, sewage sludge and biosolids; and development of anthroposols.


Dr Naeth is the Director of the Land Reclamation International Graduate School (LRIGS) program sponsored by NSERC Create.

There are two opportunities to join Dr Naeth's research group: MSc student and Researcher.